How important are looks and age in German auditions?
That may vary from house to house and from agent to agent. But generally they count a lot. Type cast is a fashion here, and being young and slim (or looking like it) are important. Stage directors are powerful people in opera houses in Europe, and they generally seem to prefer slim, young, goodlooking singers, that are ready and able to do modern “European” staging. Being overweight can be a serious NoNo. However, if you dont look like a movie-star, you can still be very sucessful over here, too. Let’s discuss this personally, needs and tastes vary a lot regarding each Fach. Contact us/bookfor more information mailto:info@vivacearts.